If you're not up to speed on Canadian animal welfare laws, read this wonderful article about how Manitoba is doing it right (and other provinces including Ontario are clearly not) (thanks Lawrence Pinsky for posting):
The dangers of water intoxication for dogs (thanks Karen Piercey for posting):
"Born out of a global expedition fearlessly undertaken by a young woman,
Project Animal Farm offers a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors."
Sonia Faruqi, an Ivy League graduate and investment banker, had no idea that the night she arrived at the doorstep of a dairy farm would mark the beginning of a journey that would ultimately wind all the way around the world. Instead of turning away from the animal cruelty she came to witness, Sonia made the most courageous decision of her life: a commitment to change things.
Driven by impulsive will and searing passion, Sonia left behind everything she knew and loved to search the planet for solutions to benefit animals, human health, and the environment. Over the course of living with farmers, hitchhiking with strangers, and risking her life, she developed surprising insights and solutions, about the food industry and herself.
Lively and heartfelt, Sonia takes readers on an unforgettable adventure from top-secret egg warehouses in Canada to dairy feedlots in the United States, from farm offices in Mexico to lush pastures in Belize, from flocks of village chickens in Indonesia to factory farms in Malaysia.
Good news, bad news for Canada's orcas: 4 new babies, but the small population left are dependent on salmon stocks, and salmon stocks are depleting. Mom Orca who died and beached earlier this year, died of malnutrition. So let's find something else to eat, and leave them their Pacific Salmon...